A drug addict who avoided jail to go on the Jeremy Kyle Show faces arrest - after missing his court date.
Dean Grundell hit the headlines in the Examiner last month when he begged Kirklees magistrates not to send him to prison because he had been shortlisted for the ITV show.
They handed the serial shoplifter, who has more than 150 offences to his name, a suspended jail term after hearing that he planned to go to rehab.
He was given a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order after stealing from three Huddersfield shops to fund his heroin habit.
Earlier this month the 44-year-old appeared on the show in the segment: ‘I’m ashamed of my son - he’s a drug taking criminal’.
He agreed to go to rehab for 84 days but quit just a few hours later.
Today Grundell, of Bakston Close in Almondbury, had been due at the Huddersfield after being charged with stealing alcohol worth £200 from Morrison’s in Waterloo.
He failed to show and his solicitor Jonathan Slawinski explained that he had been rushed to hospital in an ambulance after suffering a possible blood clot in his leg.
But prosecutor Andy Wills asked them to issue a warrant for his arrest.
He said: “The defendant has a lengthy offending history.
“He last troubled the court in February and was given a suspended prison term - it’s no surprise to me he’s not attended today.”
Magistrates issued a warrant without bail for Grundell because they had not received medical evidence of his hospital admission.